Resident Life, Things to do

There are numerous activities and events to enjoy while you are living in Gainesville.



NAMI walk

Have a family?

Visit fun4gatorkids for plenty of family friendly activities.


The Hippodrome Theatre

The Hippodrome Theatre

Enjoy live theater? Try out the Hippodrome or UF Performing Arts.

Samuel P. Harn Museum:

One of the largest university-affiliated art museums in the United States, the Harn Museum has an 86,800-square-foot facility, which includes 32,800 square feet of exhibition space, a 250-seat auditorium, study center, museum store, café, spacious areas for art storage and staff offices for work and research. In 2012, the museum opened the David A. Cofrin Asian Art Wing, a new 26,000-square-foot addition, which is dedicated to the exhibition, storage and conservation of the museum’s extensive collection of Asian art.

Harn Museum of Arts

Harn Museum of Arts

Florida Museum of Natural History:

Florida’s official state natural history museum and one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing natural history museums.

For additional recreational ideas to the list below visit  UF Campus Life.


Local activities:

Alfred A Ring Park

Baughman Center, UF Campus

Butterfly Rainforest

Bivens Arm Nature Park

Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention 

Canterbury Equestrian Showplace

Depot Park

Devil’s Millhopper State Park

Devils Den Springs Scuba Diving

Paynes Prarie

Paynes Prarie

Dinner Dolphin tour/boat ride at Cedar Key

Dogwood Park & Daycare

Dudley Farm State Park

Gainesville Raceway

Hawthorne Historical Museum and Cultural Center

Historical Haile Homestead

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings State Park

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings State Park

Lake Wauburg

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park

Micanopy Antique Shopping

Morningside Nature Center

O’Leno State Park

Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

Poe Springs Park

Retirement home for horses at Mill Creek Farmsf_zoo_bird_stacked_logo

San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park

Santa Fe (College) Teaching Zoo

Santa Fe College Kika Silva Pla Planetarium

Sweetwater Branch Inn

The Thomas Center

baughman center

Baughman Center

UF Bat House and Bat Barn







Weekend Trips from Gainesville

Cedar Key

Jacksonville Beach

St. Augustine

Jacksonville Beaches

Ocala National Forest

Alexander Springs

Paradise Springs

Itchtucknee Springs

Itchtucknee Springs

Juniper Springs

Silver Springs State Park

Walt Disney World Orlando

High Springs

Ginnie Springs

Blue Springs State Park

St. Augustine, FL

St. Augustine, FL

Boat Tour at Adventure Outpost in High Springs

Itchetucknee Springs State Park







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  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Gymnastics
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Swimming
  • Lacrosse



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